If you are currently involved in managing aquatic invasive species (AIS) on a lake, would like to be a more informed consumer of AIS management programs, are considering new AIS control efforts, would like a better understanding of what lake management professionals do, or are just generally interested in AIS management, then this course is for you!

In this course you will learn:

  • basics of AIS control and aquatic plant management
  • aquatic pesticides, how they work, and regulations around their use
  • what non-chemical AIS management tools are available
  • how AIS management effectiveness is defined and evaluated
  • how to apply a longer-term perspective to management

This is a fully online, self-paced course. You may register at any time, but access to the course will not be available until February 13, 2023. You must complete the course by the end of the day on March 27, 2023. The course offers information presented in a variety of formats. Instructors are available through discussion forums embedded in the course and via email to answer any questions you may have along the way.

The registration fee for this course is $75. If the registration cost presents a barrier to your participation in the course we have made a list of scholarship coupon codes readily available at z.umn.edu/AISmanagement101Discounts. To register for the course, click the green "Available" on the right side of your screen, then click the "Add to Cart" button when it appears.

This course is offered by the AIS Detectors program at the University of Minnesota, which is jointly supported by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and University of Minnesota Extension.

Course Contacts

Megan Weber, mmweber@umn.edu
Dan Larkin, djlarkin@umn.edu

Registration questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

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Section Title
AIS Management 101
Online, instructor led
Feb 13, 2023 to Mar 27, 2023
Course Fee(s)
AIS Mgmt 101 non-credit $75.00
Section Details

$75 registration fee provides access to the online course which runs February 13 through March 27, 2023.

We will provide full refunds to all participants if the course is cancelled. Full refunds are available until the course opens on February 13th, 2023. We will not be able to offer refunds to individuals after that time.

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